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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 16, 2007 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

a random grab-bag of films that do it for me, in no particular order:

the good, the bad, and the ugly
almost famous
andrei rublev (russian)
talk to her (spanish)
run lola run (german)
lost in translation
fifth element
blade runner
in good company
coup de grace (german)
ballad of a soldier (russian)
closely watched trains (czech)
happy accident
in july (german)
ong-bak (thai)
fight club
yojimbo (japanese)
rushmore

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Feb 16, 2007 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

Whoever has not seen Run Lola Run- do not walk to rent it GET IT NOW

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 16, 2007 9:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

one of the few DVDs i actually own, along with my seasons 1 & 2 of Kung Fu, and a variety of Chow Yun Fat films

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Poster: JodyC Date: Feb 16, 2007 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

Arbu- you're making the rest of look bad! Movies have never really had a big impact on me, not to the point where any, other than comedies, come to mind. Blazzing Saddles, Young Frankenstien, Caddyshack, Animal House, Airplane, Pink Panther/ Clouseau, Marx Bros-any/all, M.P. Holy Grail, Austin Powers. Sorry to be so shallow. Not.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 16, 2007 9:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

Jody ... i assure you, that is not my intention ... i am hugely drawn to comedies as well:

animal house
ground hog day (bill murray remains one of my fave actors)
repo man (okay, not a comedy per se, but is it serious?)
old school (one of the funniest scenes in all of film, and if you are familiar with the film, you know the scene i mean)
the hot chick
deuce bigelow (how can you not love rob schneider)
any of the several bob hope/bing crosby "road" films
jerry lewis/dean martin films ... i love 'em more than anything
young frankenstein
slums of beverly hills

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Poster: JodyC Date: Feb 17, 2007 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

I know I know. Just giving the intellect a hard time. Its nice to learn things here other than Dead.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 16, 2007 8:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

One of my all-time favorite comedies: Shakes the Clown, starring Bobcat Goldthwaite.

And does anybody remember The Groove Tube?

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Feb 16, 2007 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

too strange...I read your initial post and then went to the bottom to post my own list. Now, I'm reading back through and see you're also a Shakes fan. I also remember Groove Tube (though vaguely), isn't Chevy Chase in that briefly?

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 17, 2007 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

No, Chevy Chase was in Tunnelvision. He did a bit about how you know if you're headed for a nervous breakdown, including "You walk into a Hell's Angels bar and say, 'All you pussy bikers suck.'"

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Feb 17, 2007 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

Sounds similar to the danger seekers segment in The Kentucky Fried Movie (another favorite of mine). Don't know if you've seen it, but a Woody Allen looking charachter dressed in an Evil Knievel outfit, helmet and all, walks into a group of African-American men shooting craps and yells the "N" word at the top of his lungs and sprints away.

I just did a quick search and imdb has Chevy listed as being in Groove Tube? I don't remember anything about the movie, but for some reason thought he was in it?

This post was modified by sparky999255 on 2007-02-17 17:28:25

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 17, 2007 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Survey, But Not Dead-Oriented----Hell, Probably Not Even Music-Oriented

You made me curious if I was mistaken about it, so I looked at imbd and saw Chevy listed in The Groove Tube AND Tunnelvision. I don't remember him in The Groove Tube, but it's probably been 20 years since I saw it, and I'm sure it's been even more for Tunnelvision. I don't even really remember anything beyond the "pussy bikers" line from Tunnelvision, but I did see it also featured Phil Proctor from The Firesign Theatre. The Groove Tube set the standard, with Tunnelvision coming out next, and Kentucky Fried Movie completing that goofy trifecta. Kentucky Fried Movie launched the careers of some of the guys who did Airplane! and all the other off-the-deep-end comedies like it that followed. But The Groove Tube was the first, and a lot of it sticks in my mind, including the 4th of July Holiday Loaf Cooking Show; Brown 25 from the Uranus Corporation: "Things come out a little differently---at Uranus"; the puppet talking about venereal disease (Remember VD? Back in the 70's, STD's were called VD), and as the camera zoomed in, everyone in the midnight movie theater audience made the realization almost simultaneously that the puppet was actually a set of eyes and glasses on some guy's scrotum while its nose was the guy's dick; The Dealers: an action show about a couple of weed smugglers; and "I'm in the driver's seat. I'm runnin' the show. I'M the fuckin' President." Looking at imbd, I just learned the President was played by Richard Belzer.

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